EDIT: I’d like some help in finding drivers, as the (10.4 GB) hard drive was totally wiped before I bought it.
There is only one thing I will recommend during install, that is make 3 partitions:
A root partition set at 4GB it is known as / use the ext3 file system.
A swap partition set at 1GB it is known as swap using the swap file system.
And finally a home partition set at 5.4GB it is known as /home use the ext3 file system.
Notice how /home stems from root, / .
This will help you if you ever need to re-install the operating system or choose to try out another Linux distribution. As all your personal files are stored in /home, while all system files are stored in / .
fundevi, there’s always irc for help with problems too (if you don’t have a client you could go to java.freenode.net) you can join a tonne of channels, like #ubuntu (or the less official ##ubuntu-uncensored (I find it’s less cluttered, and friendly)) however be careful with any advice someone gives you, good thing to read the man pages or google w/e they suggest if you don’t know what it does. http://freeengineer.org/learnUNIXin10minutes.html <-- this is an excellent beginners tutorial to using the shell/terminal, if you need it. I suggest learning this if you do not already know it, it can be very useful. Anyway if you’re ever on irc I usually am in #chirpbot, and my nick is chirpsalot, every so often I am in ##ubuntu-uncensored. I may be able to help, and am usually online, since I have no life :D. Feel free to message me, though I may not be able to answer all of your questions I may be able to help. Happy *nixing :D.